Item description for The Book of the Twelve Prophets by David R. Slavitt...
This is a glittering new translation of the portion of the Hebrew Bible known as the Book of the Twelve Prophets, or the Twelve "Minor" Prophets. In the Bible, the books of the prophets are arranged in rough order of length. The present group of writings thus appears after the so-called "major" prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel), and includes the much shorter texts of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. At the time when all biblical books were written on scrolls, these twelve brief prophetic texts were traditionally written on a single scroll, and so came to be considered a single book. "Minor" with respect to length only, they are from the literary point of view some of the most interesting texts in the Bible -- passionate, visionary, and written with genuine literary sophistication. David Slavitt's brilliant modern translation breathes fresh life into these powerful ancient texts.
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Library Journal - 01/01/2000 page 124
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.79" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195132149 ISBN13 9780195132144
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More About David R. Slavitt
David Slavitt is a poet, translator, novelist, critic, and journalist. He is the author of more than seventy works of fiction and poetry, as well as poetry and drama in translation. He is the author of "The Duke s Man: A Novel "(Northwestern University Press, 2011) and translator of "The Metamorphoses of Ovid "(1994).
Henry L. Carrigan Jr. is the assistant director and a senior editor at Northwestern University Press."
David R. Slavitt currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts. David R. Slavitt was born in 1935.
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